- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1936
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1936 -
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Brennan
Set in 1884 in northern Wisconsin, COME AND GET IT features Barney Glasgow (Edward Arnold), an ambitious lumberman seeking to form a business partnership who decides to marry a businessman's daughter instead of his true love, Lotta Morgan (Frances Farmer), a beautiful and strong-willed saloon singer. Glasgow becomes wealthy and powerful while Lotta marries his Norwegian friend, Swan Bostrum (Walter Brennan), an old-fashioned lumberjack. Years later, Lotta has died and Glasgow meets her daughter, also named Lotta (Farmer). Dissatisfied with his life of luxury and power, Glasgow tries to woo the young woman, but she has another suitor. This rowdy epic drama was based on a novel by Edna Ferber and features strong performances by Farmer in a dual role and Brennan in a part that was awarded the first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The film was begun by director Howard Hawks and completed by William Wyler.
Frances Farmer stars in this film (directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler) based on the Edna Ferber novel about a wealthy lumber tycoon locked in a struggle with his son for the love of a woman. Walter Brennan won the first Oscar ever awarded for the Best Supporting Actor category.
- Theatrical release: October 29, 1936.
- COME AND GET IT is based on a novel by Edna Ferber, who founded her story on real-life timber barons, one of whom was director Howard Hawks's grandfather.
- Howard Hawks was fired over creative differences with producer Samuel Goldwyn, primarily regarding the casting of Frances Farmer as the female lead. The film was completed by William Wyler, and although both men are credited as directors, Wyler believed that Hawks deserved sole credit.
- Richard Rossen directed the acclaimed logging sequences.
- Frances Farmer stepped into her first major Hollywood role with COME AND GET IT, and Hawks would later say that she was the best actress he ever worked with.
- Walter Brennan won the first of his three Academy Awards, earning the Best Supporting Actor prize; it was also the first time an Oscar was awarded for this category.
- COME AND GET IT received two Oscar nominations, including Best Film Editing.
- Tennis star Frank Shields made his acting debut in COME AND GET IT.
- The film features the song "Aura Lee."
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